Middleton Church Breaks Ground
Members of the Middleton Church along with community dignitaries gathered on Wednesday afternoon, May 2, to break ground for a new church with special gold-painted shovels. The rain cleared just long enough to permit this outdoor ceremony. The new property is on the corner of Cemetery and Concord. The Middleton Church currently meets at 14 East Main Street.
Construction is scheduled to begin immediately under the direction of Melvin Wageman, general contractor, a founding member of the congregation.
Alvin Schnell, head elder, led out in the groundbreaking ceremony and introduced special guest Mayor Frank McKeever, who welcomed this addition to the community. Don Klinger, Idaho Conference vice president for administration, welcomed this new church building to the Idaho family of Adventist churches.